Things to do / Traditional festivals

Niigata: Kozan Matsuri

Gold Mine Festival. The town was once a gold mining town in feudal days.

Schedule & Key events:
● July 20
from 8 p.m.: Local folk dancing parade on the town's main streets ● July 21
from 8 p.m.: Fireworks display in Kasugazaki

Location: Aikawa Haneda-machi, Sado, Aikawa Haneda-machi, Sado, Niigata

JR Joetsu Shinkansen Line to Niigata Sta. From there, take bus to Niigata Port - Sado-Kisen (15min.), and change to Jetfoil to Ryotsu Port in Sado Island (1h.), and then take bus to Aikawa Bus Stop (50 min.)

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.